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Subotic notifies USSF of decision to play for Serbia

ESPNsoccernet has learned that the U.S. Soccer Federation has received a letter from Borussia Dortmund defender Neven Subotic informing U.S. Soccer that he will be playing for the Serbian national team.

Thus ends the American saga for Subotic, who went from Bosnian immigrant and unknown soccer player to U.S. youth national team player to European star, and now to Serbian national team player.

A fringe U.S. youth player just three years ago, Subotic has rapidly risen to become one of the best young defenders in European soccer, starring for Borussia Dortmund in the German Bundesliga at the age of 20.

"We wish Neven all the best and success in the future," U.S. Soccer president Sunil Gulati said in a statement released by U.S. Soccer.

Subotic played in four matches with the U.S. U-17 national team at the 2005 Under-17 World Cup, earning a red card in a round of 16 loss to the Netherlands. He made a total of 12 appearances with the U.S. Under-17 national team, starting five matches. He scored one goal, in his first appearance, against Australia in the 2004 Nike Friendlies.

Subotic played two matches with the U.S. U-20 national team, but was left off the roster for the 2007 U-20 World Cup. He never represented the U.S. national team again.

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